The Welfare Wing facilitates and guides the Overseas Pakistanis in the Western Region of the Kingdom in several matters including;
The Overseas Pakistanis (OP) are encouraged to become members of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) to be eligible to avail services of OPF in Pakistan. The OPs, who have proceeded abroad on valid protected work visa by the Protectorate of Emigrants, Bureau of Emigrations & Overseas Employment (BE&OE) and Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), are automatically registered with OPF and can avail the services of OPF Card.
Overseas Pakistanis remain OPF members as long as they stay abroad. In order to apply for the OPF Card, the following documents are required
Process of application
There are two ways to apply for OPF Card:
Remittances by Overseas Pakistanis, through normal banking channels, are a vital source of balance of payments support for the country. Funds channeled through Hundi or other means bypass legal conduits and deprive the country of much needed support. Cognizant of the problem of diminishing home remittances, the government has initiated concerted program to facilitate those Overseas Pakistanis who remit money through normal banking channels. Towards this end, a special package of Foreign Exchange Remittance Card (FERC) has been introduced by the Government to facilitate the Overseas Pakistani Community.
Process of application
There are two ways to apply for FERC Card:
To cater for the demand of admission of children of Overseas Pakistanis in reputed educational institutions of Public and Private Sector to pursue higher and professional education, OPF is making efforts to reserve a quota for the admission of the children of OPs with an objective to allow their admissions on the charges applicable to local students rather than treating them as foreign students. So far, OPF has been successful in reserving quota for admission of Overseas Pakistanis’ children in the following educational institutions:
|Srl #||Educational Institutions||Reserved seats|
|1||Medical and Dental Colleges in Punjab||76 seats (reserved by Provincial Government) (Only Punjab Domicile)|
|2||Khyber Medical College, Peshawar||2 seats (Only KPK Domicile)|
|3||KPK Agriculture University, Peshawar||2 seats|
|4||19 P.A.F Colleges / Schools||128 seats|
|5||Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Karachi||25 seats (along with 15% discount in tuition fee)|
|6||Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan (Under Graduate & Post Graduate programs)||125 seats|
|7||University Of Agriculture, Faisalabad (under degree program)||22 seats|
|8||Warsak Cadet College (Peshawar) reserved on its own||15 seats|
|9||University of Education, Lahore||133 seats|
|10||Government Swedish Pakistani College of Technology, Gujrat||01 seat|
Children of all OPF registered Overseas Pakistanis can apply for admission to these institutions.
How to apply
Overseas Certificate/form can be obtained from the websites of the educational institutions and the same form is required to be verified by the Welfare Wing, Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah, before submission to the educational institutions every year.
The OPs who intend to go on Final Exit from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are required to get Police Clearance Certificate for the period they stayed. The PCC is usually helpful for immigration purposes.
In order to apply for PCC from local authorities, the Welfare Wing of the Consulate General will issue Endorsement Letter upon submission of following documents:
The Endorsement Letter duly attested from any Branch of Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is required to be submitted to the concerned Police Station. The PCC will be issued by the concerned Police Station within two weeks’ time.
Overseas Pakistanis, whose families have any issue/complaints/applications against any person(s) or any department(s) in Pakistan, they share the details with the Welfare Wing, Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah. The issues of OPs in Pakistan are taken up with the concerned departments in Islamabad. Reports of action taken by the concerned departments are also shared with the OPs here in the Kingdom.
In order to take up their issues, the OPs are advised to submit the following documents to the Welfare Wing:
Note: The application/complaint along with supporting documents should be submitted at the Welfare Wing of the Consulate General
The Oversees Pakistanis who intend to get their dependents (mother, sisters and brothers) transferred to their sponsorship, they will be issued endorsement letter for the purpose.
Overseas Pakistanis, whose blood relatives are in jails due to any reason, and intend to have meetings with them in Jail, they are required to have an endorsement letter for meeting with their blood relatives.
The Welfare Wing of the Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah facilitates Pakistani workers through counseling on disputes with their sponsors and on contractual violations. In accordance with the Labour Laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the workers are provided necessary guidance regarding:
Documents required for legal guidance:
It is mandatory to get No Objection Certificate for local burial in the Kingdom or transportation of dead body of an Overseas Pakistani to Pakistan.
For Local Burial:
In order to get the NOC from the Consulate General, the following documents are required:
For Transportation of dead body to Pakistan: